BUKIT KAYU HITAM: Anita Yusof, who rode solo on a high-powered motorcycle across 40 countries in four continents and covered a distance of 65,000 km, completed her mission as the nation celebrated Malaysia’s birthday today.
The Institute of Teachers Education lecturer arrived at Bukit Kayu Hitam at 10.45am, and was welcomed by 30 high-powered bikers and her two sons, Rudy Iskandar Ramli 27, and Emiershah Iskandar Ramli, 22.
Anita said she was grateful for having completed the mission and was indeed satisfied at having changed the negative perception about Islam being a religion that discriminated against women.
“This is indeed a satisfaction for me. Some people I met even apologised to me for being prejudiced against Islam and Muslims.
“In fact, a non-Muslim woman also wanted to buy and read a book about Islam,” she told Bernama when met at the Bukit Kayu Hitam police station here today.
Anita embarked on her ‘Global Dream Ride’ mission on Sept 13, last year.
She said she wanted to share all her experiences in that solo ride with as many people as possible, especially students, and also to publish a book about it.
Her achievement will probably enable Anita to be recognised as the first Malaysian citizen and the first Asian women to ride solo on a motorcycle around the world.